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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has begun investigation into alleged theft of N108.1billion of Akwa Ibom funds by former Governor Godswill Akpabio. The action followed a petition forwarded to the commission by an Abuja- based lawyer and activist, Leo Ekpenyong. Mr. Ekpenyong had on June 8 petitioned President Muhammadu […]

By Suzan Edeh Bauchi—Bauchi State High Court  yesterday sentenced to death by hanging Ibrahim Idris, 40, for killing a six-year-old girl after failing in his attempt to rape her. Idris was dragged to the court, presided over by Justice Yelim Bogoro, by the state Director of Public Prosecution, DPP, Dawud […]

In July 2011, I was set to defend my project for the award of an LLB in law at the Faculty of Law, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. I had written my long essay on the topic “Promoting international Criminal Justice and the Role of the International Criminal Court (ICC)”. I […]

A Federal High Court in Lagos Tuesday reiterated the validity of a judgment of the court restraining any extradition process against Senator representing Ogun East senatorial district, Buruji Kashamu. In a judgment on a contempt application filed by Kashamu against the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and the Chairman […]

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed said on Wednesday that the bar must purge itself of its dishonest members for the bench to be free of corruption. Justice Mohammed said since the bench was a product of the bar, it would not change if its origin remained the […]

                                       HISTORY OF LEGAL PROFESSION IN NIGERIA The foundation of the legal profession in Nigeria dates back to the period before the advent of the British in Nigeria. But the profession in […]